|The Casual Bishop Michael Putney of Townsville |
ATTEMPT AT “SPIN” - FAILED!
Someone doesn’t realise how the Internet spreads the word.
Extracts from article on Page one of the Catholic Leader in late October, 2009:
“Ecumenism is not concerned about getting Anglicans to become Catholics, but reaching agreement on matters about which Churches differ.
|ARCHBISHOP JOHN BATHERSBY|
|POPE BENEDICT XVI IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY|
He is wearing the Stole first worn and owned by Pope LEO XIII.
SERVING WITH THE ANGELS
The effort by Bishop Michael Putney (Townsville) and Archbishop John Bathersby (Brisbane) to play down the significance of the Holy See’s arrangements to assist Anglicans wishing to come home to the Catholic Church in groups is queer. How is it that every other commentator, Catholic or Protestant, says that they are very significant, even historic. Some of the latter are wildly pro and a few are bitterly con and some are uncertain whether it is good or sinister. But only the Bishop of Townsville – the great ecumenist - and Archbishop Bathersby of the IARRCUM dialogue think it is of little importance. Many people in the North believe Bishop Putney expects to succeed Archbishop Bathersby in 2011. Should this happen, it would be business as usual – a disaster.